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by Charlie
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Copy existing hdd to new larger hdd...
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: Copy existing hdd to new larger hdd...

Pastcal wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:01 am
The current drive is very elderly, so probably MBR, but I'm at home so I can't check.
Being lazy I use a hardware solution. An external dock with cloning ability.
by Charlie
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Anyone running Mint on a Lenovo ThinkPad T480s?
Replies: 14
Views: 928

Re: Anyone running Mint on a Lenovo ThinkPad T480s?

I use an ex corporate T430 with 12 GB of RAM and I love it. The Intel NIC was not installed by Windows 7 but was by Mint, and I had quite a time finding my own driver for it. I would definitely go for used, in all of the things you are thinking of, especially the RAM. It has replaced my dated deskto...
by Charlie
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 3Tb GoFlexHome on USB
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: 3Tb GoFlexHome on USB

I had the same problem with a 3TB drive. I had to format it in Windows to get it recognised. It was a while ago and my first experience of this problem but I formatted the drive into GPT I think rather than MBR. That solved it. Took me ages too, almost sent it back. I had no experience of drives lar...
by Charlie
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Bluetooth on Thinkpad
Replies: 19
Views: 369

Re: Bluetooth on Thinkpad

My T430 gives a different result but Bluetooth does work. Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04f2:b2da Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd thinkpad t430s camera Bus 001 Device 003: I...
by Charlie
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Liquorix Kernel
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Liquorix Kernel

So now I am booted into the default generic Mint kernel. I have tried removing the liquorice kernel but cannot, how is that done?

EDIT: Done!
by Charlie
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Liquorix Kernel
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Liquorix Kernel

So if I have installed it and deleted the default Mint kernel(s) then how do I install a recommended Mint kernel to save my bacon? You can always install the latest LTS kernel by running: apt install linux-generic To boot from it you may have to choose it manually in your GRUB boot menu depending o...
by Charlie
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Liquorix Kernel
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Liquorix Kernel

Pjotr wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:16 am
Don't install unsupported kernels for no good reason. Or do it just for fun, but expect major breakage. Sooner or later. :mrgreen:
So if I have installed it and deleted the default Mint kernel(s) then how do I install a recommended Mint kernel to save my bacon?
by Charlie
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Bluetooth on Thinkpad
Replies: 19
Views: 369

Re: Bluetooth on Thinkpad

I have a Thinkpad T430 and the bluetooth works. It cannot see my Thinkpad X61 but can pair with my phone, my phone can see the X61 but cannot pair with it without a code, 0000 and 1234 do not work. Strange. On the T430 you do not get an indicator on the dash though but on the X61 you get an indicato...
by Charlie
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Liquorix Kernel
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Liquorix Kernel

A difference I have noticed is that it seems to take quite a bit longer to install things. Which is a bit of a pain in the ass.
by Charlie
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Liquorix Kernel
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Liquorix Kernel

Trying it myself. Seems to work well. I haven't noticed anything broken so far.
by Charlie
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Iridium browser problem with PPA
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Iridium browser problem with PPA

trytip wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:04 pm
looks like https://iridiumbrowser.de/ no longer gives a certificate error. try installing again
The red X is gone and I hadn't noticed. Thanks for letting me know. Holiday over perhaps.
by Charlie
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Iridium browser problem with PPA
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Iridium browser problem with PPA

trytip wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:03 pm
looks like https://iridiumbrowser.de/ fails the certificate check in my chrome browser you'll have to wait for site owners to update new certificate
Thanks. Might be on holiday.
by Charlie
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Iridium browser problem with PPA
Replies: 4
Views: 179

[SOLVED]Iridium browser problem with PPA

When I try to update sources I get an error from Iridium. This is a recent development as all was fine a few days ago. My list of updates now has a red X. And refresh points to Iridium as the culprit. The repository 'https://downloads.iridiumbrowser.de/deb stable Release' does not have a Release fil...
by Charlie
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Problem with ALT keys
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Problem with ALT keys

magnus7 wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:21 am
Keyboard > Layouts > Options > Key to choose the 3rd level > Left Alt and Right Alt never chooses 3rd level
Alt keys will be swapped in their functions.
Fantastic, thank you. That works perfectly. I chose the CapsLock key as that is closer so easier to do.
by Charlie
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Problem with ALT keys
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Problem with ALT keys

Seems like this is a Lenovo problem as others have had similar and worse experiences. The solution is in Intel Graphics Settings software. How to solve : Open Intel Graphics Settings in your computer. Go to Options And Support Go to Hot Key Manager Disable the option "Manage Hot Keys". Click on Appl...
by Charlie
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Problem with ALT keys
Replies: 3
Views: 106

[SOLVED]Problem with ALT keys

I live in the UK but my machine has a Danish keyboard which is fine for 99% of the time as most things are the same really. One problem I have is that in order to get the @ symbol to work I must press ALT and @ at the same time. I have two ALT keys, one on the left of my keyboard and one on the righ...
by Charlie
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: ‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else
Replies: 38
Views: 1963

Re: ‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else

Traveler who refused to give device passwords to police found guilty of obstruction in UK court In France until 1999 use of any kind of encryption required previous government permit (!) Rules were relaxed somewhat but now France and Germany are trying to implement the obligation of depositing encr...
by Charlie
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Email client like Thunderbird?
Replies: 26
Views: 1097

Re: Email client like Thunderbird?

I use Claws-Mail as it is light efficient fast and does everything I need via the plug-ins. Thunderbird is heavy by comparison and I do hate heavy slow running programs.
by Charlie
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Low Disk Space
Replies: 27
Views: 425

Re: Low Disk Space

Whenever I get this message the culprit is usually old kernels after several updates. Unless I have been downloading videos of course. I let Mint take care of partitioning during install.
by Charlie
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Setting for best performance.
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Re: Setting for best performance.

preload is worth trying, you don't have to config it. You also have to have the right video drivers, unfortunately for old hardware they may not exist. Copy/paste thisto the terminal and paste the text output of this here (no screenshots please): inxi -Gx charlie@charlie-ThinkPad-T430:~$ inxi -Gx G...

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